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Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

Chris Cormack-6
Hi all

Currently on the checkout page, and the borrowers pages, we have tab
down the left hand side that is named 'Fines'.
Often it is not fines at all but rental charges or some other thing.

I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
better default value for everyone)

What do people think? Bad Idea?

Chris
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Re: Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

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On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Chris Cormack <[hidden email]> wrote:
I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
better default value for everyone)

What do people think? Bad Idea?

+1

Kind Regards,
Chris

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Re: Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

Richard Anderson-3
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Charges sounds a lot more inclusive than fines

On 7/05/2010 10:45 a.m., Chris Cormack wrote:

> Hi all
>
> Currently on the checkout page, and the borrowers pages, we have tab
> down the left hand side that is named 'Fines'.
> Often it is not fines at all but rental charges or some other thing.
>
> I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
> in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
> better default value for everyone)
>
> What do people think? Bad Idea?
>
> Chris
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Re: Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

Galen Charlton-2
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Hi,

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Chris Cormack <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Currently on the checkout page, and the borrowers pages, we have tab
> down the left hand side that is named 'Fines'.
> Often it is not fines at all but rental charges or some other thing.
>
> I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
> in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
> better default value for everyone)

No personal objection from me, but a few libraries and systems
understand the word 'charges' to mean 'checkouts'.  How about renaming
it to 'Fees' or 'Fines and fees'?

Regards,

Galen
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Re: Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

Rosalie Blake-2
I'd be happy with 'Fees' or ;Charges'
Rosalie

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Galen Charlton <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Chris Cormack <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Currently on the checkout page, and the borrowers pages, we have tab
> down the left hand side that is named 'Fines'.
> Often it is not fines at all but rental charges or some other thing.
>
> I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
> in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
> better default value for everyone)

No personal objection from me, but a few libraries and systems
understand the word 'charges' to mean 'checkouts'.  How about renaming
it to 'Fees' or 'Fines and fees'?

Regards,

Galen
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Re: Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

Koustubha Kale
+1 Fees / Charges ( either is better than Fines )

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On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Galen Charlton <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Chris Cormack <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Currently on the checkout page, and the borrowers pages, we have tab
> down the left hand side that is named 'Fines'.
> Often it is not fines at all but rental charges or some other thing.
>
> I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
> in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
> better default value for everyone)

No personal objection from me, but a few libraries and systems
understand the word 'charges' to mean 'checkouts'.  How about renaming
it to 'Fees' or 'Fines and fees'?

Regards,

Galen
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Re: Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

Ian Walls
I like Fines/Fees more than Charges, for what it's worth.  It seems clearer to me.


-Ian

2010/5/7 Koustubha Kale <[hidden email]>
+1 Fees / Charges ( either is better than Fines )

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Koustubha Kale
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On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Galen Charlton <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Chris Cormack <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Currently on the checkout page, and the borrowers pages, we have tab
> down the left hand side that is named 'Fines'.
> Often it is not fines at all but rental charges or some other thing.
>
> I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
> in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
> better default value for everyone)

No personal objection from me, but a few libraries and systems
understand the word 'charges' to mean 'checkouts'.  How about renaming
it to 'Fees' or 'Fines and fees'?

Regards,

Galen
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Re: Changing 'Fines' to 'Charges'

Liz Rea
We briefly talked about this at NEKLS: we agree with Galen that Charges defines something else (at least in US libraryland), and that "fines and fees" would be clearer for our libraries.

But, we can always just change it with jquery if we don't like what you do. ;)

Liz Rea
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On May 7, 2010, at 6:45 AM, Ian Walls wrote:

I like Fines/Fees more than Charges, for what it's worth.  It seems clearer to me.


-Ian

2010/5/7 Koustubha Kale <[hidden email]>
+1 Fees / Charges ( either is better than Fines )

Regards,
Koustubha Kale
Anant Corporation

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        Maharashtra, India, Pin : 400601.
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On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Galen Charlton <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Chris Cormack <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Currently on the checkout page, and the borrowers pages, we have tab
> down the left hand side that is named 'Fines'.
> Often it is not fines at all but rental charges or some other thing.
>
> I would like to rename it to Charges ... (I can of course just do this
> in the translation for NZ english, but I thought Charges might be a
> better default value for everyone)

No personal objection from me, but a few libraries and systems
understand the word 'charges' to mean 'checkouts'.  How about renaming
it to 'Fees' or 'Fines and fees'?

Regards,

Galen
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